Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Ideas for Diwali

With the Diwali preparations on in most homes , here are a few fuss free activity options to keep your children entertained.

1. Make Diwali cards for friends and family .( Ages- 3 years upwards)
Supplies needed: Chart paper , Glitter pens, crayons /colour pencils, pencil , eraser and sketch pens
Let their creativity run free as they draw colourful pictures of diyas and fire crackers and write their own personal notes to friends and family members .

2.Paint Diyas( Ages - 7 years upwards) :

Supplies needed: Plain terracotta diyas , poster colours , paint brushes and glitter paint .
Spread some newspaper on the floor , and let the children enjoy themselves painting the diyas.

The diyas painted by your kids , can be used to light up your home or even gifted with chocolates inside them , to your neighbours and friends .They even make lovely table decor for your Diwali party .

3.Here are a few books for  children to read  :
  • My Book of Indian Festivals by Jamila Varqawala
  • Festivals of India and other lands by Komal Mehra
  • Ramayana - Amar Chitra Katha
  • Krishna and Narakasura- Amar Chitra Katha
  • Chhota Bheem - Diwali Dhamaka - Vol 27 
 4. Diwali songs :

5.Here's a no Cook recipe for Diwali which you can make with your  children:
 Choco crumble:
Ingredients :
  • 1 cup wheat flour
  • 1 cup maida
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1. Preheat oven 
2. Make the young chefs mix everything up  in a mixing bowl. Spoon into a baking dish , level it up with a spatula
3.Bake at 180 degrees for 20 mins
4.Remove carefully from the baking dish and cut into pieces to serve( Adult supervision is needed for Step 3 and Step 4)

Activities for kids at Books n More , Library and Activity Centre for Diwali:
  • 21/10/2011- 5 P.M to 6 P.M. -Show and tell - Diwali theme with card making activity for 3-7 year olds.
  • 25/10/2011- Diwali Story telling session -for 3-8 year olds- 5 P.M to 6 P.M

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